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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Perhaps what the Goldman Sachs transcripts would say; what the TPP is aimed at? Who is to say?

CFR, they offer a book:

War by Other Means - Geoeconomics and Statecraft
Authors: Robert D. Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, and Jennifer M. Harris, Senior Fellow

"Despite having the most powerful economy on earth, the United States too often reaches for the gun instead of the purse," contend Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Senior Fellows Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris in a new book, War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft. Instead, argue Blackwill and Harris, the United States must strategically integrate economic and financial instruments into its foreign policy—what they define as geoeconomics—or risk losing ground as a world power.

"Russia, China, and others now routinely look to geoeconomic means, often as a first resort, and often to undermine American power and influence," the authors observe.

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